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Posted: Jan 30, 2020 - 6:57am

 Proclivities wrote:


 sunybuny wrote:

That looks good!  Wish I had Netflix at home for the big screen.

 sirdroseph wrote:
This one is most excellent.  One of the things I learned.....Billy Joel is a douche.
 
I'd heard that about him a long time ago.  Apparently he was pretty accustomed to not paying tabs or especially tips in restaurants because he was "famous".  I went to college with a guy who worked in a restaurant on Long island in the late '70s and early '80s and had the displeasure of waiting on him a few times.  It's one thing if the owners want to give a local celeb a freebie, but you still got to tip the wait.  I don't know any musicians who worked with him though.
 
You should watch, that is what it is about how shitty he treated the people he worked with.
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Posted: Jan 30, 2020 - 6:45am



 sunybuny wrote:

That looks good!  Wish I had Netflix at home for the big screen.

 sirdroseph wrote:
This one is most excellent.  One of the things I learned.....Billy Joel is a douche.
 
I'd heard that about him a long time ago.  Apparently he was pretty accustomed to not paying tabs or especially tips in restaurants because he was "famous".  I went to college with a guy who worked in a restaurant on Long Island in the late '70s and early '80s and had the displeasure of waiting on him a few times.  It's one thing if the owners want to give a local celeb a freebie, but you still got to tip the wait.  I don't know any musicians who worked with him though.
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Posted: Jan 30, 2020 - 6:41am

 miamizsun wrote:

haven't seen it

but it looks similar to twenty feet from stardom which i enjoyed immensely

others might include the wrecking crew in la, the swampers in muscle shoals, etc.

 
 
Twenty feet is in my queue as well.  There are a couple of documentaries on the wrecking crew, muscle shoals and the swampers themselves.  I have seen some and others are in the queue as well.  The number of musical documentaries is astounding, seems everyone is getting their due or don't if the shoe fits. 
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Posted: Jan 30, 2020 - 6:26am

 sirdroseph wrote:

This one is most excellent.  One of the things I learned.....Billy Joel is a douche.{#Eek}

 

 
haven't seen it

but it looks similar to twenty feet from stardom which i enjoyed immensely

others might include the wrecking crew in la, the swampers in muscle shoals, etc.

 
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Posted: Jan 30, 2020 - 6:02am


That looks good!  Wish I had Netflix at home for the big screen.

 sirdroseph wrote:
This one is most excellent.  One of the things I learned.....Billy Joel is a douche.

{#Eek}


 

 


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Posted: Jan 30, 2020 - 5:47am

This one is most excellent.  One of the things I learned.....Billy Joel is a douche.{#Eek}

 

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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 2:03am



 Steely_D wrote:


 Proclivities wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
Man was this one good.  I know Eno is mostly known for his ambient music and collaborations, but his 2 albums that he did traditional types of song formats are just incredible.  Selfishly wish he would have put out more like that.  What a great sense of melody.
 
Of his first five albums, four were relatively "traditional".  His fourth solo album "Discreet Music" was his approach to ambient sounds but the next one: "Before and After Science" is more "conventional".  It's an excellent album - it got me through high school listening to that.
 

I asked him once, when he came to talk in SF, “what do you think of your first four albums?” 

“I think they were very strange...”
 

He said that?
  I don't think they were strange at all especially Taking Tiger Mountain (my favorite) and Jets.  I think most of his other music is strange, but I am not really into instrumentals a lot.   Baby's on Fire is a personal stash desert island song for me, makes me want to break shit.
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Posted: Jan 27, 2020 - 10:40am



 Proclivities wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
Man was this one good.  I know Eno is mostly known for his ambient music and collaborations, but his 2 albums that he did traditional types of song formats are just incredible.  Selfishly wish he would have put out more like that.  What a great sense of melody.
 
Of his first five albums, four were relatively "traditional".  His fourth solo album "Discreet Music" was his approach to ambient sounds but the next one: "Before and After Science" is more "conventional".  It's an excellent album - it got me through high school listening to that.
 

I asked him once, when he came to talk in SF, “what do you think of your first four albums?” 

“I think they were very strange...”
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Posted: Jan 27, 2020 - 10:08am

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Posted: Jan 27, 2020 - 7:58am



 sirdroseph wrote:
Absolute must see:

 

 



 

Yes indeed
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Posted: Jan 27, 2020 - 4:41am

Absolute must see:

 

 

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Posted: Jan 24, 2020 - 6:39am



 sirdroseph wrote:
Man was this one good.  I know Eno is mostly known for his ambient music and collaborations, but his 2 albums that he did traditional types of song formats are just incredible.  Selfishly wish he would have put out more like that.  What a great sense of melody.
 
Of his first five albums, four were relatively "traditional".  His fourth solo album "Discreet Music" was his approach to ambient sounds but the next one: "Before and After Science" is more "conventional".  It's an excellent album - it got me through high school listening to that.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 9:17am

Man was this one good.  I know Eno is mostly known for his ambient music and collaborations, but his 2 albums that he did traditional types of song formats are just incredible.  Selfishly wish he would have put out more like that.  What a great sense of melody.

 

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Posted: Jan 9, 2020 - 5:45am

Do yourself a favor and see this one whether you like their music or not.  It is so well done. 

 

 

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Posted: Dec 23, 2019 - 5:13am

Saw this one last night, all of the critics and people they interviewed were going on and on how great side 1 was.  Poppycock!  Other than the Battle of Evermore, all the good stuff is on side 2!   2 of my least favorite Zep songs are Black Dog and Rock and Roll.  Never cared for them one bit.{#Snooty}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side one

No.Title Length
1."Black Dog" 4:54
2."Rock and Roll" 3:40
3."The Battle of Evermore"

 

5:51
4."Stairway to Heaven"

 

8:02
Side two
No.Title Length
1."Misty Mountain Hop"

 

4:38
2."Four Sticks"

 

4:44
3."Going to California"

 

3:31
4."When the Levee Breaks"
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Posted: Dec 19, 2019 - 5:31am

 

Saw this last night.  I love his songs and have always thought they we're beautiful and uplifting. Woops. Found out why I didn't even comprehend the lyrics, turns out he was a poet who was also a musical genius.  Nearest comparison is Leonard Cohen, but Cohen was nowhere near the musical talent as Drake. Anyway never been good at poetry comprehension so I guess that explains why the meaning of the lyrics went right by me, I am just mesmerized by the beauty of the melody and his fragile voice.  I have always loved this song, but apparently those that understand the lyrics have stated this is a very difficult song to listen to because of its shocking rawness, vulnerability and despair.  Went right over my head, I think this song is beautiful:

 

 

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if you're a fan, you might enjoy this


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Posted: Aug 10, 2017 - 6:22am

The part near the beginning discussing the Cuban Missile Crisis and the fact that "rational" people came withing a hair of destroying the planet is particularly chilling in light of current events.

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